HOLY VIRGIN PROTECTION CATHEDRAL
P.O. Box 1367 - Des Plaines, IL 60017
(phone) 847-824-0971
APRIL 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 (Mar 19)
PALM SUNDAY
9:00 Divine Liturgy

6:00 Vespers and Matins
Fast: fish, wine, & oil
2 (Mar 20)
Holy Monday
8:00 Hours and Vespers

6:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Fast
3 (Mar 21)
Holy Tuesday
8:00 Hours and Vespers 

6:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Fast
4 (Mar 22)
Holy Wednesday
8:00 Hours and Vespers with Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts

6:30 Matins
CONFESSION
Fast
5 (Mar 23)
Holy Thursday
9:00 Hours and Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil
Washing of the feet

6:30 Matins with reading of the 12 Gospels
Fast: wine & oil
6 (Mar 24)
Holy Friday
Forefeast of the Annunciation
8:00 Royal Hours

1:00 Vespers with Bringing out of the Shroud

6:30 Matins and Procession
Fast: Strict fast
7 (Mar 25)
Holy Saturday
ANNUNCIATION
NM Tikhon of Moscow
9:00 Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil
CONFESSION


8:00 Reading of the Acts of the Apostles

11:30 Nocturn
Fast: wine
8 (Mar 26)
PASCHA
Archangel Gabriel
12 midnight Matins and Liturgy


12 noon Vespers
Fast free
9 (Mar 27)
Bright Monday
8:00 Matins and Liturgy

6:30 Vespers
Fast free
10 (Mar 28)
Bright Tuesday
8:00 Matins and Liturgy

6:30 Vespers
Fast free
11 (Mar 29)
Bright Wednesday
8:00 Matins and Liturgy

6:30 Vespers
Fast free
12 (Mar 30)
Bright Thursday
8:00 Matins and Liturgy

6:30 Vespers
Fast free
13 (Mar 31)
Bright Friday
St Innocent of Moscow
8:00 Matins and Liturgy


6:30 Vespers 

Fast free
14 (Apr 1)
Bright Saturday
St Mary of Egypt
8:00 Matins
9:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
Fast free
15 (Apr 2)
2nd Sunday of Pascha
9:00 Divine Liturgy
16 (Apr 3)
6:30 Vespers and Matins
17 (Apr 4)
Radonitsa
8:00 Liturgy and Paschal Memorial
18 (Apr 5)
Fast
19 (Apr 6)
20 (Apr 7)
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Fast
21 (Apr 8)
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
22 (Apr 9)
3rd Sunday of Pascha
9:00 Divine Liturgy
23 (Apr 10)
24 (Apr 11)
25 (Apr 12)
Fast
26 (Apr 13)
27 (Apr 14)
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Fast
28 (Apr 15)
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil
29 (Apr 16)
4th Sunday of Pascha
9:00 Divine Liturgy
30 (Apr 17)
May 1 (Apr 18)
6:30 Vespers and Matins
May 2 (Apr 19)
Mid-Pentecost
8:00 Liturgy
Blessing of water
Fast: fish, wine, & oil
May 3 (Apr 20)
May 4 (Apr 21)
6:30 Vespers and Matins
Fast
May 5 (Apr 22)
8:00 Liturgy
6:00 All-night Vigil